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This SubscribeStar Monetization Service Looks Promising

( life / money / internet )
This looks promising: SubscribeStar.com. Their tagline is Create. Monetize. Prosper. I created a page for myself there at subscribestar.com/william-arthur-holmes. ... read more

Liftoff! SpaceX Launches 60 More Starlink Internet Satellites To Orbit Aboard The Falcon 9 Rocket

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SpaceX launch a new batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit Thursday morning. This is the firm's 12th Starlink mission that brings the mega constellation to 713 ... read more

Lazy Western Caricatures Claiming Russian Media Is Overwhelmingly 'state-run' Are Out Of Date -- The Internet Is Where It's At

( education / news / rss )
If you rely on Western media to inform yourself about Russia, you may think Russians are being brainwashed by the state TV zombie box. But in the real world, theres been a huge shift online, where contents largely unregulated. Read Full ... read more

Vodafone Service Returns After Outage Across The UK Left Thousands Unable To Access The Internet

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According the outage-tracking website Downdetector, complaints about the Vodafone service peaked at around 10:51 this morning, with nearly 3,000... read more

Protest Fatigue? Russians Lose Interest In Khabarovsk Rallies: Internet Searches Drop 82% As Numbers On Streets Dwindle

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Six weeks on, Russians are no longer interested in the demonstrations in the countrys Far East. Thats according to internet search queries, which have dropped to less than a fifth of the figures seen in mid-July. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

Internet Company Offers $1,000 For Person Willing To 'digital Detox'

( education / news / rss )
A satellite internet service provider is offering to pay someone $1,000 to digitally detox in nature without any electronic ... read more

'Monkey' Or 'Spygate'? Rival Claims About RNC Heckler Sets Internet On Fire Along Political Lines

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The Lincoln Project has deleted a tweet claiming a Republican delegate called former President Barack Obama a monkey, but that hasnt stopped the Democrats from accusing President Donald Trump of racism. Read Full Article at RT.com ... read more

New World Record For Internet Speed Hit That Can Download Netflix Library In Less Than A Second

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Engineers in London just smashed the world's data transmission rate with a speed a fifth faster than the previous record. They hit a rate of 178 terabits a second, beating the previous 172 ... read more

Building Your Own Website

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Question: I need my own domain name and monetization, plus things like ability to pay and schedule and stuff. Answer: Any Wordpress installation should allow plug-ins for polling, scheduling and other types of forms, in addition to blogging. Go here to create a Google Ad... read more

Just A Glitch? Google Hides Conservative & Alt-media Websites From Search Results For Hours

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via rt.com/news/495445-google-hides-conservative-alt-news/ Google excluded major conservative and alt-media outlets from its search results for hours, hiding hits for sites like Breitbart and RedState even in searches for the ... read more

Converting Colors

( education / tech / computers / internet )
via convertingcolors.com/Another useful site for HTML tips, etc. See convertingcolors.com/... read more

Spelling And Grammar Online

( education / language / grammar / internet )
When is that spelling and grammar checking feature coming to Facebook, Instagram, etc.? Oh right, they probably don't want to insult 90% of their users. Never mind. It's not that my own (or anyone's) grammar and punctuation are flawless (because there are so many contradictory rules), but can we all at least try harder for the... read more

Useful Websites

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Just thought I would start a running list of internet/web technologies websites I have found useful, below... image align center delete old ... read more

Memes About Memes

( culture / humor / internet )
A couple of good ones. one two... read more

Open DNS

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Just thought we'd mention ... read more

Friends Of Humanity

( life / people / internet )
The Friends of Humanity website. Don't know anything about it, but like the sound of it. :) Friends of Humanity is active in the defense of human rights, education, health care, and environmental protection. Our projects are currently underway in Asia, Europe, Africa ... read more

URL Expander

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You might find this as useful as I just did: expandurl.net ... read more

Opting Out Of Ads

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Useful site here to opt out of various online ads: yourchoices.com. Some of the biggest name brands always seem to be conveniently unavailable.... read more

Being Human

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Makes me laugh when Facebook asks why I think something is funny or amazing. I'm thinking Bite me. I don't have the time or inclination to teach your artificial 'intelligence' algorithms what it means to be human. Not that it could ever understand it, anyway.... read more

Facebook Creeps Me Out

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Every time Facebook shows me one of those notices saying something like Hey there, we've been going through all of your posts and thought you might like to share this compilation, I feel like I'm being approached by some creepy guy on the street opening his trench coat to show me all of the compromising photos of me that he' ... read more

Cool Website

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Here's a cool website I just learned of: atlasobscura.com In an age where everything seems to have been explored and there is nothing new to be found, we celebrate a different way of looking at the world. If you're searching for miniature cities, glass flowe... read more

Horse Versus Google Street View

( education / animals / computers / internet )
I like horses. I like Google maps street view. The two don't like each other. See Google Street View car... read more

Alternatives To Amazon And Etsy

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If you're looking for an alternative to Amazon or Ets... read more

Keyword, Cookie, Browser Analytics Failure

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Keyword / cookie / browser analytics failurepc-smile.jpgSome headlines Google News mistakenly thought I'd be interested in ... Is Jeb Bush Right About Barack Obama and Donald Trump? -- The mainstream (pro-Bush/Clinton) media keep pretending Jeb is relevant. Kanye West named GQ's Most Stylish Man onc... read more

This Is Deep

( culture / humor / internet )
I just had to share this comment someone left here on FriendsNews.com. Read it, absorb it, digest it, lather, rinse and repeat it. Then let me know what the %$# it means! Here it is: I comprehend that is genuinely uninteresting and you're merely skipping to the next comment, nonetheless i basically preferred to toss... read more

Blog Content

( culture / writing / blog / internet )
I'm as guilty as anyone about trying to add content to my blog just for the sake of content (because search engines look for and rate highly based on how fresh your blog's content is). But someone whose blog/newsletter I subscribe to has stooped to simply stating the obvious, maybe phrasing it differently, just to have an interesting to... read more

Name Generator

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Name Generator - Cool Name ideas at the click of a button! I thought this, above, was kinda cool for generating a pseudonym. You can also generate a Medieval name, a Twitter name, whatever. On that page, the actual generator buttons are on the right. It took me a second to tune out al ... read more

Which Website Would You Choose

( life / people / internet )
If you were on a deserted island with an Internet connection and a pug, but could only access ONE website, which site would it be?(BTW, the pug is irrelevant, I just like pugs!) Facebook - 3 votes Google - 2 votes Kindle - 1 votes Twitter - 1 votes Your webmail - 1 votes Other - 1 votes Pinterest - 0 votes ... read more

Some Facebook Users Dislike Being Used In Online Advertising

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Some Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertisingSome Facebook users 'dislike' being used in online advertising for Mitt ... read more

Care2 Largest Online Community For Healthy And Green Living

( life / help / charity / internet )
Care2 - largest online community for healthy and green living, human rights and animal welfare. You Care. We Care2.Be a part of the world's largest community for good.... read more

Things That Make You Say, You've Got To Be Kidding

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Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house.Anyway, last night our power went out for about a minute. No big deal, I thought, other than having to reset all the digital clocks. I'll give you... read more

How Simply Upper-casing Your Password Can Frustrate A Hacker

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Simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hacker's attemptsvia How simply upper-casing your password can frustrate a hackers attempts at breaking into your account. ... read more

Plleeaassee Reeaadd It Was On Goodmorning America

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Plleeaassee reeaadd! It was on Good Morning America!It's a very old hoax. Anything with a headline like that and mentioning Microsoft, AOL and Good Morning America in the same email almost HAS to be a hoax these days, and this one is. On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM, wrote:This is probably a hoax, but just in case i ... read more

A Few Good Links

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Found these unrelated stories interesting. Thought I'd share: simple-ways-to-save-money-minimizing snea... read more

Possibly Useful Site

( education / tech / computers / internet )
For those old gadgets you'd just as soon get rid of: gazelle.com My old Dell laptop is apparently worth $38!I guess they really want newe... read more

Good Search

( life / help / charity / internet )
Use them as your search engine, and they give to charity: goodsearch.com/ You shop. You save. We give. ... read more

Cool Feature Just Discovered On Google Translate

( education / tech / computers / internet )
I got an error in a program that was in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand. I went to translate.Google.com and typed in one of the words and chose Detect language in the Translate from... box. It told me the word was Danish. Look here: ... read more

McDonalds Wi-fi

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In Nashville, anyway, it seems you can get around their proxy system (those outlets that use it), simply by using Google Chrome and maybe Firefox. It might be as simple as using any browser other than Internet Explorer. Using Internet Explorer, I tried to be a good boy and sign up for a free account. The only problem is that you h... read more

Cool Site To Help Pets

( life / animals / pets / internet )
NoPawsLeftBehind.org The No Paws Left Behind web site is here to help you through some tough times.... read more

Hackers Leak 6.5 Mln LinkedIn Passwords

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Hackers leak 6.5 mln LinkedIn passwords Time to change your LinkedIn password. eHarmony, too, apparently.... read more

Fake Antivirus Makes Up 15 Percent Of All Malware

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Google: Fake antivirus makes up 15 percent of all malware Tech News on ZDNet ... read more

Do NOT Visit These Sites (unprotected, Anyway)

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Just visited these sites, and my antivirus popped-up saying it had blocked a Trojan Horse coming from there (or one of their links): thefrist.org fixit.in I'll add to this list whenever it happens again.... read more

Hack Attack?

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Question There was a couple parked on the curb on Wed from 8am to 12pm on Wed. The girl was like a look-out, it seemed. When I was going to work she gave me a suspicious look, so I drove around in a circle and drove by them getting their license plate. When I came back at around noon, they were still there but the girl looked at me... read more

Gmail's Unsubscribe Feature

( education / tech / computers / internet )
I hate to promote Google since they already rule the online world, but they do some things very well, e.g., their unsubscribe feature in Gmail. In a message, click on Show Details and you should see the option to Unsubscribe from this sender. The ad ... read more

Video Download Sites

( education / tech / computers / internet )
None of these links work anymore. A couple of useful sites here for downloading videos for later viewing. I know I often want to watch a video later, not right then and there. Anyway, here are a couple of links: splandoo.com/ videosnag.com/ There... read more

Fix For "ytimg" Browser Hang

( education / tech / computers / internet )
Got a tip, thought I'd share it here. Add the following to your HOSTS file (C:WindowsSystem32driversetchosts): #fix for ytimg.exe browser hang problem 74.125.162.39 static.cache.l.google.com s.ytimg.com Then from a Windows command prompt (DOS box), run: ipconfig /flushdns... read more

A New Search Engine

( life / help / charity / internet )
Cuil.com (pronounced cool). And here's a good reason to use it (or StartPage) instead of Google: newstrust.net/stories/2685319/toolbar?re ... read more

Kaspersky Free Virus Scan

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FAST & FREE security scan for your PC via Kaspersky Security Scan.... read more

Online Backup

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I'm trying out this online backup system called Nordic Backup. So far, so good. Click here to try it yourself free for 30 days. ... read more

Ransomware

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Beware of this scam. Don't bother trying to get them to help you unlock your pc: hackers-gang-russian-bust. The fix is to download, UPDATE, and run Malwarebytes.... read more

Down For Everyone, Or Just Me?

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Downforeveryoneorjustme?. I LOVE this service! ... read more

Set Email To Forward To Someone Else

( education / tech / computers / internet )
QUESTION: How do I set email (Outlook 2003) to forward to someone else while I'm out?ANSWER: In Outlook, click on Tools, Out of Office AssistantClick I am currently out of the office... and type your outgoing message, if any.Click Add Rule at the bottom left.Check the Forward box and click the To button to find ... read more

Website Visibility Tool

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Thanks to GoDaddy phone support, I discovered this very useful site: megaproxy. One of my domain names was not resolving correctly from home. I went to the website above and checked it, and everything was resolving correctly from there. I had tested it from home with four different b ... read more

Tara's Favorites

( family / holmes / bill / internet )
Tara's got a new blog! It's called Tara's Favorites, available at tarasfaves.com or tarasfavorites.com. Check it out!This article/post is copyrighted.... read more

More Alternative News Sites

( education / news / internet )
Here's a long list of alternative news sites, rather than the mostly-fake mainstream media from which you might get your news: 12160.info For alternatives to EVERYTHING, go here: ... read more

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